Shows, soirees and stagings. Those alone would make for a busy roster of LGBT Houston events, but it doesn’t end there. Get a load of all the happenings that make these the gays of your lives.
Friday, Feb. 6
Viernes Noche Latina (top photo). It’s always time for two-steppin’ and line-dancin’ in the legendary Esquire Ballroom, and it’s always Latin Night with Tejano jams on Fridays @ Neon Boots, 9 p.m.
Selfies Millennial Friday puts drag and dancing on your radar with scores of friends each and every week, hosted by London Adour @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
“The Book of Mormon” Closing Weekend. Broadway’s best gay musical in years hits Houston again with a touchng, feel-good romp through God & Gays @ Hobby Center, 8 p.m. Through Feb. 8.
“Madame Butterfly” opens to make your diva-devoted heart swell @ Houston Grand Opera, 7:30 p.m. Show runs through Feb. 8.
Lounge it! You know what’s up. Happy hour to the wee hours @ Guava Lamp, 9 p.m. This week, “On the Couch” premieres with your hostess/moistest Roxanne Collins at this special viewing party, 10 p.m.
Flex Friday gets your motor running with hot boys, drag and other surprises like half-price happy hour @ F Bar, 8 p.m.
Shower Boys get you all wet to get your weekend kicked off right @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
Fetish Friday. If it turns your crank, they’re doing it @ Eagle Houston, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Ladies & Gents. Whether it’s DJ beats, live music, happy hour until 8 p.m., sports on TV or free food in the house, you don’t always hang out with lesbians, but when you do it’s up Heights [email protected] Pearl Lounge, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Modern Men 80s Night. Bears, Cubs, Daddy, Chaser, Twink, Leather, Levis and Masculine Men. Do it up to the mix-tape music of the ‘80s @ Ripcord, 9 p.m.
Dance Your Booty Off and get moving on the floor @ Blur, 10 p.m.
Beats, beers and boys puts the party in your pocket and the gay in your Friday @ Bayou City Bar & Grill, all day.
Saturday, Feb. 7
LGBT Wellness Fair (middle photo). The folks of the Montrose Center always have your back. Join them for a host of free services from Obamacare enrollment to HIV and cholesterol screenings, vaccines, an “ask the doctor” table, and uh-oh raffles, a cooking demonstration and much, much more @ Montrose Center, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Did we mention free? Free!
Dinah Shore Weekend’s Houston Kickoff. Party with the ladies who get all the girlies to the year – and their male friends – to celebrate the upcoming Dinah Shore weekend in Palm Springs. Giveaways and surprises @ Pearl Bar, 10 p.m.
Pig Dance. Grammy-winning DJ-Producer Dave Aude corrals all his ATL piggies for dancing and squealing during this oink-y dance party @ Eagle, 10 p.m.
Houston’s Biggest Gay Dance Party spins the tunes and pumps the beats to make you lose yourself @ South Beach, 9 p.m.
Country Dance. Before there was Gilley’s, there was the Esquire Ballroom. Now the legendary space is where your gay-ass boots meet the beat @ Neon Boots, 9 p.m.
F Xperience. You always wanted to do it with DJ Tad Dvorak. With drag. And go-go boys. Join the crowd @ F Bar, 9 p.m.
Sound Factory Saturday. One, two, you know what to do @ Guava Lamp, 9 p.m.
Party time. Excellent. Slip into something that will warm your gay heart @ Bayou City Bar & Grill, all day.
Shower Boys leave a wet spot on your Saturday @ Meteor, 9 p.m.
DJ beats get you moving on the dance floor @ Blur, 10 p.m.
Drag divas never really end when it’s cheap drinks and Showgurlz @ TC’s Showbar, 11 p.m.
Scruffy Saturday. Cruise on over with DJ beats and hot male dancers @ Mining Company, 9 p.m.
Fruit loop. No weekend is complete without a stop in for a few laps around the loop and a drink or five while eyeing the go-go boys @ JR’s, all day.
Sunday, Feb. 8
Kickback Sunday (bottom photo). Mosey on over for some afternoon delight. It’s the most C&W Sunday fun you can have with your boots on @ Neon Boots, 12 noon.
Hate Crimes Town Hall Meeting. The Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Montrose Center gather you together to hear the latest on LGBT bias in Houston and help begin to make solutions @ Montrose Center, 2 p.m.
Retox Sunday and shut down the weekend. These queens know what you need, and you’re going to get it @ F Bar, 6 p.m.
All-Day Happy Hour. Whether it’s DJ beats, live music, sports on TV, or free food in the house, you can do it up lesbian style @ Pearl Lounge, 12 noon – 2 a.m.
Legends give it to you until you’ve had enough and then give it to you again. When they say legends, they mean it. Salute to Naomi Sims, Tasha Kohl, Donna Day, and Hot Chocolate @ Meteor, 8:30 p.m.
Bust Sundays. It’s you and your brew crew for the cheapest vodka and draft you’ll find. Don’t let the weekend getaway without one more round @ Ripcord, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday Fun Day Karaoke with a host that’s as entertaining as the singers @ Guava Lamp, 10 p.m. Lounge doors for day drinking at 4 p.m.
Sunday Fun Day Drag Show with Kofi and the girls and all of Houston’s ready-to-party gay boys @ JR’s. All day bar, evening drag.
All Star Sunday. Alexis Nicole Whitney corrals the queens and closes out your weekend with a showstopper that you have to see to believe @ TC’s Showbar, 11 p.m.
Sunday Funday parties hard until you absolutely have to go home and start your workweek @ Bayou City Bar & Grill, 12 noon.